JOBS AT MSC: The Pathways Internship

The following blog post was written by MSC’s dedicated human resources staff, and is part of a series focused on ashore jobs at MSC – recruiting and retaining our talented workforce. This post highlights the talents of our interns.  Stay tuned for more and be sure to share your feedback and ideas in the comments section.

Devonnie Carmack is a human resource specialist specializing in information systems who is also an MSC’s Pathways intern.  The Pathways internship provides students in qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in Federal agencies and explore careers while also completing their education.Before joining MSC almost two years ago, Devonnie worked with us as a contractor supporting the human resources department.  This work made the transition and choice to join MSC an easy one since she already knew our line of work and had formed business relationships with many employees. 

The Pathways internship, along with the training MSC provides, gives her an in-depth look on how an HR department is operated.  She is receiving the same experiences of someone who is not part of the Pathways program and mentions that “I am not looked at as a trainee in the personnel department, I’ve been given serious responsibilities that make me part of the team.”

Her responsibilities include administering the automated personnel systems that ensure the accuracy of personnel actions for our CIVMARs, assisting the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System administrator and reviewing and validating CIVMAR electronic records.

When asked what she likes most about MSC, Devonnie said, “the environment that surrounds the command.” 

Her advice to someone entering the human resources field at MSC is to be ready to learn and interact with our CIVMAR customers.  The atmosphere that all of the individuals create within the command along with the dedication and mentoring that is received has helped her understand the uniqueness of MSC and succeed at her job.

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